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  • Locations: Atlanta, United States; Birmingham, United States; Cincinnati, United States; Holland, United States; Montgomery, United States; Nashville, United States; Selma, United States; Tuskegee, United States
  • Program Terms: June
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Faculty Leaders: John Yelding ( and Vanessa Greene (

Program Dates: June 4-22, 2019
June 4, 2019- Start of program on campus
June 15, 2019- Depart campus for tour of famous sites of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s
June 22, 2019- Return to campus, course completed

06/07/18 - 06/25/18  (preceded by five class sessions during Spring 2018)

Locations: Holland; Nashville, TN; Birmingham, AL; Montgomery, AL; Selma, AL; Atlanta, GA; Memphis, TN

Program Fee:$1,500
Tuition: $2,100 (approximate)
Total: $3,600
*Additional costs for some lunches, admissions to museums/displays and spending money.

Course Option (4 credits):
EDUC 295
**Fulfills GLD requirement. 

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

Program Overview:

This program is designed to provide students with a unique and intimate experience that focuses on both academic and experiential learning as they explore the African American civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s.  It calls upon students to develop an in-depth understanding of the history of the African American civil rights movement and to reflect deeply upon the experiences of visiting and learning about key historic sites in that movement.  Students will “dig deeper” into the elements of the civil rights movement that they have seen and heard about but never had the opportunity to fully explore and understand.  They will literally place their feet in several hallmarks of the African American civil rights movement.  This program is open to all Hope College students.  It will be especially relevant and beneficial for those students with a heart for social justice issues.

Students participating in this program will meet five times during the spring 2018 semester to begin the academic work required, meet on campus from 9:00 a.m. – noon for the first nine days of June Term, and then spend eight days on the road visiting civil rights movement historic sites in Alabama (Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma), Georgia (Atlanta), and Tennessee (Nashville and Memphis).  Sites visited will include, but not be limited to, the Freedom Riders Museum, Rosa parks Memorial Center, Civil Rights Memorial Center, National Civil Rights Museum, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Montgomery Bus Station Museum, 16th Street Baptist Church, and Martin Luther King Memorial Site.  

This program is currently not accepting applications.